Bioactive nanoparticles improve calcium handling in failing cardiac myocytes. Maxwell, J. T.; Somasuntharam, I.; Gray, W. D.; Shen, M.; Singer, J. M.; Wang, B.; Saafir, T.; Crawford, B. H.; Jiang, R.; Murthy, N.; Davis, M. E.; and Wagner, M. B. Nanomedicine (Lond), 10(22):3343–57, 2015.
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AIMS: To evaluate the ability of N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) decorated nanoparticles and their cargo to modulate calcium handling in failing cardiac myocytes (CMs). MATERIALS & METHODS: Primary CMs isolated from normal and failing hearts were treated with GlcNAc nanoparticles in order to assess the ability of the nanoparticles and their cargo to correct dysfunctional calcium handling in failing myocytes. RESULTS & CONCLUSION: GlcNAc particles reduced aberrant calcium release in failing CMs and restored sarcomere function. Additionally, encapsulation of a small calcium-modulating protein, S100A1, in GlcNAc nanoparticles also showed improved calcium regulation. Thus, the development of our bioactive nanoparticle allows for a 'two-hit' treatment, by which the cargo and also the nanoparticle itself can modulate intracellular protein activity.
@article{maxwell_bioactive_2015,
	title = {Bioactive nanoparticles improve calcium handling in failing cardiac myocytes},
	volume = {10},
	issn = {1743-5889},
	doi = {10.2217/nnm.15.126},
	abstract = {AIMS: To evaluate the ability of N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) decorated nanoparticles and their cargo to modulate calcium handling in failing cardiac myocytes (CMs). MATERIALS \& METHODS: Primary CMs isolated from normal and failing hearts were treated with GlcNAc nanoparticles in order to assess the ability of the nanoparticles and their cargo to correct dysfunctional calcium handling in failing myocytes. RESULTS \& CONCLUSION: GlcNAc particles reduced aberrant calcium release in failing CMs and restored sarcomere function. Additionally, encapsulation of a small calcium-modulating protein, S100A1, in GlcNAc nanoparticles also showed improved calcium regulation. Thus, the development of our bioactive nanoparticle allows for a 'two-hit' treatment, by which the cargo and also the nanoparticle itself can modulate intracellular protein activity.},
	number = {22},
	journal = {Nanomedicine (Lond)},
	author = {Maxwell, J. T. and Somasuntharam, I. and Gray, W. D. and Shen, M. and Singer, J. M. and Wang, B. and Saafir, T. and Crawford, B. H. and Jiang, R. and Murthy, N. and Davis, M. E. and Wagner, M. B.},
	year = {2015},
	keywords = {GlcNAc S100a1 biomolecules calcium handling cardiac myocytes encapsulation heart failure nanoparticles},
	pages = {3343--57},
}
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